Daily Archives: March 13, 2020

Estes President Wins Person of the Year 2019

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Philadelphia, PA — Estes Chairman and CEO Rob Estes was named Person of the Year by the Traffic Club of Philadelphia in a ceremony on January 23, 2020 at the city’s Union League.

The Traffic Club of Philadelphia has been honoring influencers in the transportation industry with this award for decades, and recognizes individuals who have made major contributions on a local, national, or global level.

“I am humbled to receive this recognition from the Traffic Club of Philadelphia,” said President and CEO Rob Estes. “Their mission of promoting and educating others about the transportation industry is one I value and support. I’m so honored to be recognized for playing a part in that mission.”

Founded in 1908, The Traffic Club of Philadelphia is one of the nation’s oldest transportation clubs. The professional association promotes transportation, supply chain, and logistics by networking, sharing best practices, and providing educational scholarship grants to the next generation of transportation professionals.

Via: estes-express.com

Avoiding logistics breakdowns by winter-proofing hauling operations

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With winter storms blowing across North America, it is that time of the year when trucking fleets prepare checklists to ensure smoother operations during extreme temperature swings. FreightWaves spoke with John Luciani, the COO of LTL services at A. Duie Pyle, the transport and logistics provider, to understand what companies can do to operate their supply chains without interruptions in winter.

“In our capacity as a regional LTL provider, we have a preparation checklist that we run through, which includes details on when to fuel and instructions on preparing the power equipment for the season. Good preventative maintenance practices are followed to ensure windshield wipers, air dryers and DEF tanks do not have freeze-ups or breakdowns during the season,” said Luciani. “Fleets should also consider blended fuel, which can help prevent possible breakdowns due to gelling.”

This apart, drivers will have to be trained to handle adverse conditions without calling in backup unless the situation turns severe. For instance, truckers need to know how to install snow chains on their tires, and more importantly, recognize when they would have to be fitted.

Read more at freightwaves.com